„Mortals deem that the gods are begotten as they are,
and have clothes like theirs, and voice and form.“
ἀλλ᾽οἱ βροτοὶ δοκέουσι γεννᾶσθαι θεοὺς, τὴν σφετέρην δ᾽ἐσθῆτα ἔχειν φωνήν τε δέμας τε.

—  Senofane, Diels-Kranz (D-K), fragment 14
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